Thursday, June 12, 2008

blog #105 >> Sleep is Sweet

I love sleep.
A lot.
But lately I haven't been sleeping well. Last week my electric mattress pad bit the dust. It was very old, and I did leave it on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week... It was always so nice to get into a snug, warm bed at night. I wish it had lived at least until July. It's been pretty cold here so far this summer, and I've been shivering and sleeping poorly every night. So last Saturday I went in search of a new electric mattress pad. I looked at Target, Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond and more. But no one had even an electric blanket in stock, "They're out of season." they said. I was out of luck. I can't be the only person who sleeps with an electric mattress pad, and a giant feather comforter every night, all year round? First thing I did Sunday morning, after shivering half the night away, was ordered a new one (at 50% off) from JC Penny's online. It shipped yesterday. YEAH! But I've still got to wait for it to come. Until then, I've been doing my best to keep warm. I tried turning up the thermostat to 75 degrees, but with the central heating, it doesn't really get to my bedroom. I tried sleeping in flannel pajamas and a sweater, but I still wasn't sleeping very well. I'd roll over, and be cold again. But then last night I finally figured it out. I got the other full-sized feather comforter out of my closet and folded it in half. (I don't use the full-sized comforter because I have a twin-sized bed.) And then I went and found every hot-water bottle, and microwavable-rice-filled-polar fleece-keep you warm-thing, I could find and heated them all up. Then I put them all inside the fold of the full-sized feather comforter. And I used that as my heating pad, turned up the heat, put on my heavy sweater, flannel pajamas, and covered up with my other feather comforter... Ah, it was like sleeping in a cloud above the sun... only darker.
I feel a little like the princess and the pea.


Trina said...

oh you dear girl. :) I love that you were that bundled up. And then there is us, who sleep with the window cracked year round and have had the heat off for a while now and the fan on in our bedroom for months. :) let me know if you need to borrow our heating pad and hot water bottle.

Theresa said...

eeekkk!!! the most wonderful thing came in the mail today.... My Electric Mattress Cover! Yeah!!! and the weather just got a little nicer.

blazedanielle said...

Oh I'm so glad it came for you!! I love lots of blankets and being toasty warm!! One of my friend's dads slept with an electric blanket, and he had a dream he was bacon! Haha! I always think of that story when I use one!!

Leingang Family said...

It wouldn't be so bad if it would just finally warm up and be summery like it's supposed to be. Arrrrr!

Theresa said...

It is nicer today.:) I've been sitting all day staring out the window and thinking, "I forgot the sky is blue when it's not so full of clouds."